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they put a satellite in to space. welcome to nhk world "newsline." north korea is once again the talk of leaders and major capitals around the world. the country is facing condemnation for its latest high-profile move. north korean authorities say they used a rocket to put a satellite in to orbit. >> translator: japan asked moroco to start discussion on the launch in the council. we would like to deal with this issue civilly by cooperating with the international community. >> translator: north korea's action is threatening the peace and security of the korean peninsula, as well as the world. we strongly denounce the launch of the missile in defiance of repeated calls and warnings by the international community. >> krt made public a picture of what they say is a control facility for the satellite. officials in south korea, japan and elsewhere say the north koreans fired off a long-range missile. japanese government officials say it traveled south over okinawa. they say the launch went at the north koreans had predicted. the first stage fell in to the yellow sea. the nose section fell a
relations with north korea and other countries. >> the spokesperson acknowledged the two countries cooperated militarily in the 1980s during the iran/iraq war but he says that cooperation since then has been limited to economic areas. the second in command and mahmoud ahmadinejad agreed in september to cooperate in the field of science and technology. >>> china's new communist party leader has gone on his first tour since assuming the post last month. he's promising to carry on with the reforms of his predecessors. state-run china central television reported on xi's five-day trip. he laid flowers last saturday at the statue of the late leader. he said he'll push forward with reforms and with opening up china. xi appears to be following in dong's footsteps. the former leader visited the province 20 years ago and preached about accelerated reforms and more openness. >>> bankers are going through some troubled times these days. dirty money, bank rates manipulated, insider trading. ai joins us now from the business desk. ai. >> catherine, thanks. it seems bankers were a little too lax
to the advice of foreign experts. >>> north korea says any criticism of the rocket launch they carried out this week will be taken as a declaration of war. more than 100,000 celebrated the launch in pyongyang, including officials from the korean workers party and military. the party secretary said claims by the u.s. and other parties that the rocket is ballistic missile is false. it has been released and is orbiting earth. south korean officials say it had an estimated range of 10,000 kilometers, enough to reach the u.s. west coast. >>> south korean forces have retrieved a portion of the north korean rocket that fell over the yellow sea. they want to study the debris to learn more about the north's missile technology. the south korean navy recovered the debris from a depth of 80 meters. the sill object weighs 32 kilometers, they believe it to be a fuel tank from the first stage of the rocket. it has korean characters for the rocket's name and four holes at the bottom with wiring still in place. defense ministry officials plan to work with experts from the united states to analyze the objec
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> north korea launched on december 12th what it describe as a satellite carrying rocket. more than a week later, the international community seems unable to agree on how to respond. the united nations initially condemned the launch as a clear violation of security council resolutions because it involved ballistic missile technology. china opposes a legally binding resolution. the permanent member of the security council argues such a move could prompt north korea to carry out another nuclear test. japan is working with the united states and south korea to impose additional sanctions, but tokyo's ambassador says the three countries are too distant from china's position to permit dialog. >>> the u.n. general assembly has adopted a resolution about north korea's human rights violations. the document expresses serious concern about what it describes as systemic and or systematic and widespread human rights violations. they include torture and public executions. the text also urges the north korean government to resolve the abduction of japanese
very much. happening now, a dangerous breakthrough by an unpredictable regime. north korea says it has orbited a satellite raising fears it could some day aim rockets at the united states. >>> also, a new escalation in syria's civil war. nato has detected the firing of unguided scud-type missiles. >>> and we're also learning new details of the latest phone call between president obama and house speaker john boehner did not go well. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with today's long-range rocket launch that's managed to put a satellite in earth's orbit. here's why it is important to all of us. even though north korea is one of the poorest countries and many people are starving there, the korean peninsula is the most tense, most dangerous places on earth. there are roughly one million north korean troops on it is side of the militarize zone separating from south korea. as well as nearly 30,000 u.s. forces. not only are they within strikes distance of the launch site, a long-range rocket shows north korea is on its way to developing technology to launch a roc
korea's rocket launch has set off another round of world condemnation. once again, much of the attention is on china. the north's most influential ally. today on china report, we look at the response from leaders in bejing and what motivates their longstanding relationship with an isolated regime. >> reporter: chinese media were quick to respond to the rocket launch. tv networks ran a news clip using reports by foreign news agencies. but it took a full six hours for the chinese government to issue a formal comment.ititititititit press conference of the foreign ministry. >> translator: it's regrettable that north korea went ahead with the launch, despite the international's community close attention. as a member of the united nations, the north has the obligation to respect security council resolutions. >> reporter: china is north korea's neighbor and the most important of its fuel lines, also an economic superpower, since fighting the korean war together, the two countries have maintained close relations. in september, north korea held a briefing in beijing, calling for massive investme
will continue to come in to cnn. we are also watching another breaking story. we have been following north korea because north korea has fired a long-range rocket from its west coast launch pad. japanese government says the rocket even passed over the island of okinawa. this is the second launch since north korea's leader kim jong-un took power after his father died nearly a year ago. the u.n. security council is planning to meet tomorrow and the discussion, north korea's controversial launch. our paula hancock is out front tonight in seoul, south korea. what are the officials in seoul saying about what happened? >> reporter: well, we have confirmation from forth korea as far as they are concerned this rocket launch was a success. we had a special broadcast on north korean television just about an hour ago. a very jubilant and excited news reader announced the rocket launch was a success and that the satellite had entered pre-set orbit. north koreans have claimed success in the face of failure in the past. so we have to wait for confirmation. we are waiting on the u.s. and south korean officials
to coordinate their response. south korea's chief nuclear negotiator and the head of the japanese foreign ministries headed to washington. they met with u.s. special representative on north korea, glen davies. they will continue diplomatic efforts until the last minute. >> translator: we also agreed that the international community should take firm action if north korea goes ahead with the launch. >> sugiyama said he hopes to visit beijing to discuss the matter with chinese officials. >> they're ignored warnings over the year when they went ahead with a launch that ended in failure. covering the korean peninsula, we see why leaders in the north are pushing ahead despite opposition. >> reporter: the ballistic missile launch will be the second since kim jong-un took power a year ago. it will use the same launch pad, a site in the northwestern part of the country. before the first testing, officials said the three-stage rocket was meant to carry a satellite. but japan and the u.s. and south korea said the launch was about a missile test. the launch was a missile test. the test ended in failu
in tokyo. >>> authorits inorth korea are pressing ahead with plans to launch what they call a rocket. south korean government officials say their neighbors are sending up a missile. they say it has a range of more than 10,000 kilometers capable of reaching the u.s. west coast. experts used data from previous launches to make their estimate. they say a missile launched in 2009 had a range of almost 7,000 kilometers. north korean officials tried again in april. the rocket exploded shortly after takeoff. seconds longer tn those used 18 inrevious attempts. the experts believe engineers may have succeeded in reducing the size of a nuclear warhead. south korean officials say workers have completed the assembly of the three-stage missile. they say once the crew injects the fuel, it will be ready to go. authorities in pyongyang say they've launch between the 10th and 22nd of this month. they say they're sending a satellite into orbit. but leaders of japan and other countries believe the north koreans are carrying out a test of a long-range ballistic missile. the senior u.s. diplomat on north korea
korea has launched a long-range rocket despite international objection. let's go "out front." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield in for erin burnett. a deadly shooting in a crowded shopping mall in a suburb of oregon. three people including the gunman are confirmed dead. one other is in critical condition. the authorities say the gunman died of a self inflicted gunshot and that no shots were fired by law enforcement. we have new video taken from inside of the mall. look at the scene as police were clearing this mall and evacuating some of the frightened shoppers to safety. many of them holding their hands above their heads and holding their children at the same time. witnesses are describing a scene of complete chaos as the shots rang out near the food court in the mall 3.30 p.m. local time. there are reports that the shooter was wearing a flak jacket and hockey mask as he moved throughout the mall firing an assault rifle. outside of macy's, gunshots echoed where a man was portraying santa clause in the santa village and taking photos with kids an he heard two gunshots a
with a witness who saw the attack carried out. >> north korea has defied the world and shot off a rocket, a long-range rocket. they actually succeeded. we have the details ahead. >> cops in new york city say they have found the get away car linked to the execution-style murder of a man in broad daylight. >> all the details ahead unless breaking news changes everything. on "studio b." first from fox at 3:00 in new york city, a man announced in a crowded food court, i am the shooter. and he proved it. that is from witnesses to last night's mall shooting spree. we get our first look at the gunman, 22-year-old jacob roberts. he stormed through a mall outside portland, picking the victims at random. he had camouflage clothing with a mask on and armed with a semi-automatic rifle like this. he had a vest loaded with ammunition. he was out to kill "as many people as possible." sometime during the spree the gun jammed and in the chaos all played out on police scanners. >> we have an active shooter. >> man has a rifle and is shooting people. >> there are people bailing out like crazy. >>shepard: the cell
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> voters in south korea have made history. public broadcaster kbs is reporting that park has been elected as the first female president. kbs projects she defeated her main rival of the opposition democratic united party. officials with the election commission say park won 51% of the votes. they say moon took 48%. they have counted about two-thirds of the ballots. park trumpeted her wealth and political experience during the campaign. she squared off with moon on a number of issues during the campaign. south koreans want their next leader to rein in the country's conglomerates. they say they are snatching market is share away from small and medium sized firms. park favors restraints to keep growth in check, but insisted that major companies should enjoy future regulations. on the diplomatic front, park on the diplomatic front, park on the diplomatic front, park on the diplomatic front, park on the diplomatic front, park argued that her country should built a relationship of trust with north korea before opening dialog with the nation.
>>> park in power. voters in south korea elect their first female president. south koreans have woken up to a new era of politics. park will become the first woman to lead their country. the candidate from the ruling party defeated moon of the democratic united party in a tight race. >> translator: i won't forget you supported and trusted me in this campaign. i'll build a society where people can make their dreams come true and i will create an area of people's happiness where everyone can feel it is worthwhile. >> park won more than 51% of the vote. moon took 48%. during the campaign park contributed her wealth of political experience. she squared off with moon on a number of issues. they say powerful business blogs are taking market share away from small and medium size firms. park argued south korea needs to do more to build trust with north korea. her father was president too so she understands some of the difficulties she'll face. we have more on that. >> reporter: this victory is thanks to the enthusiasm of people who want to raise their living standard. the name recogniti
north korea from developing and testing a long range missile. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> chris: good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. north korea today joined the club of nations that have put a satellite in to space. the part that worries people here in washington is the same technology can be aflied to delivering nuclear warheads to the american west coast. north korea is now part of a modern day axis of evil for the u.s. iran is thought to be working on a nuclear bomb. the explosive situation in syria passed another landmark today. we begin with chief washington correspondent james rosen at the state department. on the failure to keep the north koreans grounded. >> with north korea successful launch of the three-stage rocket tuesday night the obama administration was left to ponder the limits of the engagement policy it doggedly pursued with rogue regimes around the world. >> as we have seen in the case of north korea, as we have seen in the case of iran to date, it's their choice whether they take advantage of it. spend his time and his money. shooting off miss
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. the euro is trading higher against the yen. now, other markets in the asia pacific, south korea's kospi is trading higher at 1,963. let's take a look at australia. it's trading higher by nearly half a percent. intelligence experts in the united states have released their predictions for global trends in the lead up to 2030. they say the u.s. won't be the world's only superpower. the council says china will pass the u.s. economically a few years before 2030. the council's analysts say the u.s. will remain unrivaled in its ability to orchestrate all aspects of power including the military it the analysts say the japanese economy will gradually shrink as the population ages and the labor force contracts. they say japan will retain fourth place in terms of overall power, trailing only the u.s., china and india. the council experts say asian countries such as india and indonesia are likely to boost their military power. but they warn of an arms race in asia. if the u.s. scales back its military commitment in the region. they say some tionmay begin developing nuclear weapons. new car sales ar
, a day of the week for sm. north korea successfully launched a long-range rocket bringing them a step closer to a working toaster and a nuclear weapon. the wacky regime claimed it was merely replacing a peaceful satellite into space. ant reall? aren't we all? the white house tblaired and -- tblaired and state media was gleeful. >> i am in love. that was anchor and she is always that enthusiastic. here is how she reported there will be a "magic mike" sequel. >> that's fantastic. try to over look the charm of that woman. >> i can't. >> it is impossible. >> do you mind it i do an impression of her misconstrued? >> oured dore is going, get the 10:00 train home. i will be here doing the old thing. should we be terrified by the evil empire? >> we should. but we are laughing at the evil empire. that's the thing. every time there is a north korean story i get a laugh, but i feel guilty. itit is a terrible, terrible country. it makes them seem like club med. did you see the 60 minutes story on the prisoners ? there are people who are born in concentration camps in this country and die in the s
say north korea is thumbing its nose at the world by launching a rocket this morning that appeared to put a satellite in orbit. the launch moves north korea one step closer to developing nuclear arms missile capable weapons that are possibly capable of hitting us here in the united states. we have north korean video that purports to show the actual launch. take a look. whether a satellite indeed is in orbit has not been completely confirmed. the north american aerospace defend command, norad, says the rocket deployed an object that appeared to achieve orbit. the u.s., japan, south korea and the united nations all denounce the launch with washington, calling it a highly provocative act that threatens regional security. this hour the u.n. security council is meeting behind closed doors on today's rocket launch. that isn't likely to matter to north korea's new, young leader. kim jong un, who appears to be following in his father's foot accepts even dodged calls on this launch. chris lawrence is following this at the pentagon. chris, if you can tell us a little bit about the launch. it
now" jon: "happening now", new reaction to korea's defiant launch of a long range rocket from the north. hello, i'm john scott. >>. jenna: hi, everybody i'm jenna lee from washington, d.c. today. the north koreans say this is launch is a success as the united states and our allies condemn the move calling it a test of technology for a missile that could be eventually used in a nuclear attack. many saying this is a huge threat to regional security. north korea is insisting it is just a peaceful effort to put a satellite into orbit. right now the u.n. security council is meeting behind closed doors to discuss a response. in the meantime a lot of talk happening in d.c. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this. so far, what is the reaction? >> reporter: we heard from u.s. officials, they are calling this very highly provocative act. it has been a swift response. we have a statement from national security council spokesman tommy vitter. he said, quote, this action is yet another example of north korea's pattern of irresponsible beha
the struggle. >> partying in pyongyang. north korea celebrates launching a satellite into space, but nader says it is a missile test, and they are -- nato says it is a missile test, and they are not happy. his traditional cigar went to international stardom. today we look back at the life of music of draghi shankar -- ravi shankar. the syrian capital damascus has been hit by three explosives, and rebel forces say they are making progress. this comes amid reports over the last few days syria has fired scud missiles. >> in the words of one of its residents, welcome. where mounds of garbage rise and the destitute struggle to make a living. this is what has become of the ancient city. he has lost his home and his job, so every day he sifts through filth and stench so he can feed his children. life is really bad. there is no work and money. that is why i come here to collect and rubbish. this revolution was supposedly about a better future and a better tomorrow, and many residents still cling to that hope, and they believe the ongoing fighting, not just in the city but also in the countryside, is wo
and are trying to settle into their new lives. >> a tarp class in south korea -- a guitar class in south korea. it has been two years since this 20-year-old fled north korea. she is trying to build a new life in the south. >> i have gained liberty here in south korea. i. north korea, i lived in a small shack with my family for 17 years. that is what i think about when i reflect on north korea. >> all the students at her school come from families that defected from 03 a. finance by the church, it aims to these youngsters into their new lives. purely in physical terms, the students from the north are very different from their southern counterparts. on average, they are 14 senate these shorter -- 14 centimeters shorter. their bodies are not prepared for wholesome meals. >> all of us went hungry. i thought it was part of life. i did not know any different. >> teachers say many of the students are traumatized. some are orphans. others had to leave their parents behind in the north. they have witnessed executions or watched as relatives died of starvation. their last chance of survival was to defect
that. and dangerous news out of north korea. we have video of their rocket launch. can the rockets now reach the united states? ambassador john bolton goes on the record. and santa claus is coming to town -- or capitol hill. why is santa paying congress a visit? you can't miss that one. [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. neural speeds increasing to 4g lte. brain upgrading to a quad-core processor. predictive intelligence with google now complete. introducing droid dna by htc. it's not an upgrade to your phone. it's an upgrade to yourself. >> greta: if members of congress thought they were taking a long holiday break, they better think again. house mairment leader, eric kantor, warning lawmakers they will stay in washington un
for selling legal pot in california. that should be really interesting. south korea, what are they doing right with their educational system. is it this? >> the virtual teacher leaves this 16-year-old with virtually no time off. >> we work harder. >> cenk: he studies until midnight, gets up at 6:00 in the morning. that's crazy but a really interesting story. we'll talk about it a little bit later. >> you think our politicians fight? get a load of this. [ bell rings ] >> cenk: damn familiar we'll get to that and tell you where that's from. down goes susan rice. the republicans got her. also on the show, an unbelievable injustice regarding the bankers. don't miss that story. and elbow of the day brings back some justice. all right. it's go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: you know the fiscal cliff negotiations continue. today, john boehner walked out of congress and walked towards the white house. they are going to continue to talk about -- there he is, doing it. duh-duh-duh-duh duh-duh. how are things going in congress? well, let's take a look. oh, my god what are they doing to each other? don'
from the brink of death. we'll bring those details. >>> north korea is trying to develop a missile that could hit the united states. the look at the timing of its controversial rocket launch next jon: new information out of north korea concerning its controversial missile launch. that rogue nation now extending the window by one week to december 29th to get that missile off the ground. the north claims the launch is part of a peaceful bid to advance its space program but the united nations says it's a cover to test technology for long range ballistic missiles capable of hitting the u.s. talk about it with david albright, president of institute for science and international security. he is also a former weapons inspector and one of a handful of americans who has actually visited north korea. david, you say that north korea wants to be able to threaten the united states. why? >> well i think they see the united states as an enemy. so i would say that this, the launch does happen it is not to celebrate the anniversary of, or to mourn, whatever you want to say the death of kim jong-il
-- >> somebody went to chipotle. was it the resting place for a symbol of grace? muse from north korea that makes some sense. they found a lair of an ancient king. it noted, a rectangular rock carved with the words unicorn lair is in front of the lair. it is believed to date back to the kingdom in known 18 to1892. evidence that pyongyang was the capital o ancient korea. they are known for odd claims, but this seems rock solid to me. for more let's go to mike michael son in pyongyang. mike, have you been able to visit the unicorn layer? >> hey, greg, i am here in pyongyang where archaeologists have made a pretty big discovery. unicorns are real and they were a favored pet a thousand years ago. the animals were a symbol purity and grace, and they still are. that's right, the north koreans have shown me a live unicorn and let me film it. let's watch. >> that was purely a pug dressed as a unicorn. >> that's it from pyongyang. back to you, greg. >> you know, i should have shot him this the face when i had the chance. >> the pug? >> no. >> that's wrong. >> terry, this show has been following the unicor
of prisons that houses men, women and children. this concentration camp is in north korea, a country that is right now publicly celebrating the launch of a missile, a missile that has much of the world's media talking. >> after four successful failures, north korea shocked the world with this successful launch, with rockets powerful enough to reach our shores. >> testing a long-range ballistic miss that'll could someday be capable of delivering a nuclear weapon across the pacific ocean. >> nuclear warhead to the west coast of the united states. >> north korean tv show the images like these of people publicly celebrating in north korea. tonight, a u.s. official tells cnn, there are early signs the koreans are not in total control of the device. but a north korean government-run tv, the news anchor was giddy with excitement. keeping them honest. pyongyang reportedly spent more than $1 billion on their missile program this year alone, money they could feed a lot of hungry, starving people in north korea. but while much of the world is talking about missiles tonight, there is a crime aga
everybody get inside the fitting rooms. >>> north korea fires its first successful long-range missile test. even china is alarmed. >>> jenna bush hager announced on the "today" show they are expecting. george and laura bush call in their congratulations. >> president, mrs. bush, what do you want the grandchild to call you? >> sir. [ laughter ] >> we want to call him poncho. >> jimmy baker's grandkids call him happy. i kind of like the ring of that. >> it means boss. >> popsicle isn't half bad either. >> yeah, speak for yourself. >> happy days and good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we are 20 days away from that so-called fiscal cliff. in our new nbc news/wall street journal poll just out for us today, most americans say they want compromise. joining me here for our daily fix, chris, msnbc contributor and managing editor of the fiscal cliff, the people that we polled, americans get it. they want, two-thirds of them, 65% say they want a deal to be done. they want compromises even if it means targeted entitlement cuts and tax increases. >> yeah, and i don't
news on north korea's launch of a long-range rocket. what we're learning about just how much control the country has over that satellite. plus, erin burnett has an exclusive interview with defense secretary, leon panetta about this launch. she also talks with him about syria, what we're learning tonight about the forces loyal to president bashar al assad, and how scud missiles have been fired. >>> the united states government says it shows just how desperate assad's regime is now getting. >>> and also, our first look at the shooter who police believe is responsible for last night's deadly rampage in a portland-area mall. police have identified him as well as the two people that he killed. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield in for erin burnett tonight who is on assignment in afghanistan. we've got breaking news right off the top. cnn just learning that the united states does not believe that north korea is in full control of that satellite that it sent into space with the long-range rocket launch. this is according to a u.s. official to our barbara
's take a look at other markets open. south korea's kospi down bay third of a percent. the index is trading higher. a bit of a mixed picture in the asia pacific today. the head of mitsubishi electric has decided to take it were fault. they will decide on the penalty at an executive officers meeting on friday. sources say the president will have his entire compensation cut for six months. other kexecutives are expected o receive pay reductions. the companies have been overcharging clients. they're set to pay over $800 million to the state and other entities. that's the latest headlines. here is a check on markets. >>> soldiers are shooting from their doorsteps. more and more syrians are heading for the border. 5 500,000 refugees have fled to neighboring countries. government and opposition forces are fighting for control of the capital damascus, the northern city of aleppo and other places. officials with the u.n. office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs say there's no more safe areas where people can take refuge. they need help to feed people an treat the sick. the u.n
. they say crews in north korea may have finished installing the first two stages of a three-stage missile and could be hard at work on the third. the officials say it's all unfolding at a launch pad at tong chongry in the northwestern part of the country. they know preparations are going faster than suspected. north korean leaders have said they would use a rocket to send a satellite into orbit sometime between dose 10th and 22nd. they attempted a similar launch in april, but the projectile broke up and crashed into the sea. foreign diplomats also labeled that a missile test. >>> senior officials from japan, south korea, and the united states are sharing strategies on how to dissuade the north koreans from carrying out this latest launch. they're gathering in washington. japan's chief negotiator from the foreign ministry, shinsuke sugiyama, flew out on tuesday. leaders in tokyo pushed for these in-depth talks. analysts from the three countries have already been sharing key information on north korea. south korea's chief negotiator, lim sung-nam, also traveled to the u.s. capital. >> trans
: margaret warner looks at north korea's successful rocket launch, celebrated in pyongyang and denounced in seoul and the west. >> ifill: we examine how the budget debate is playing out on social media in tonight's edition of the daily download. >> woodruff: hari sreenivasan talks with journalist paul salopek, before he sets off on a seven-year, 39-nation trek across the globe. >> it's not an athletic event, it's not an endurance feat, it's all about communicating in the 21st century. slowing people down. ♪ >> ifill: and we remember composer and sitar virtuoso ravi shankar, who introduced the western world to traditional indian music. that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the regime of syrian president bashar al-assad faced new pressure at home and abroad today. a coalition of oppositio
korea says it launched a missile hours ago. they say it was successful. we know they launched it. they are saying it was successful. we can't confirm it. it flew over japan. how will the international community respond? the latest fallout just ahead. on your prepaid card? introducing chase liquid. the reloadable card with no fee reloads and withdrawals at chase atms. all for one flat monthly fee so there's zero confusion. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> north korea says the long raun range missile launch was successful. they said they picked up the launch immediately and are pan rising all of the related data. north korean says the goal was to put a scientific satellite in to orbit. united states and south korea say it is a cover for tests ballistic technology. monday, north korea said a technical glitch would delay the launch until this month. the international community got an unwelcome surprise. i am joined now with the latest. north korea says the launch was to put a satellite in orbit. they say it was successful. the international community believes it is
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." >>> an official in seoul says north korea may soon begin loading fuel ahead of an expected launch of what the country calls a satellite-carrying rocket. north korea has announced that the launch will take place sometime between december 10th and 22nd. the south korean official cited increased activity around the tongchang-ri launch site in northwestern north korea. earlier reports said all three stages of the rocket had been assembled. south korea's yonhap news agency quotes a government official as saying the fueling of the rocket could begin on saturday after the storage tank has been filled. chinese travel agencies have been informed that foreign tourists won't be allowed into north korea between the 15th and 20th of this month. analysts say the decision could be linked to events marking the first anniversary of kim jong-il's death on december 17th. >>> in japan, government leaders have ordered self-defense forces to be prepared to shoot down any debris from the rocket. the defense minister passed on that order to sdf commanders. >> tran
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